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This Week in Fashion: Yorkdale unveils 10 new stores, Addiction Apparel, Jacob liquidation sale

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 14, 2014

yorkdaleThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.


After a handful of renovations and expansions, it's safe to say Yorkdale is on a mission to become even bigger and better than ever. Last week, the shopping centre once again announced a number of new boutiques launching later this year. The impressive roster includes luxury brands Versace, Moncler, and Bulgari, as well as accessible retailers Forever 21 and Garage.


The Design Exchange (234 Bay St.)'s This Is Not A Toy exhibit is closing this Sunday (May 19) after an immensely successful four months. Guest-curated by Pharrell Williams, the exhibit features a collection of designer sculptures, figurines, and artworks by famed artists like Takashi Murakami. Of course, the exhibit won't go without a bang - This is Not A Work Party, the official closing event, will take place from 6pm until 9pm tonight (May 14). Enjoy good drinks, music, company and artwork by Corey Moranis while bidding farewell to a piece of contemporary culture. Tickets are available online at $20.95.

Addiction Apparel - a new men's underwear and swimwear brand aimed at Toronto's vibrant gay community - is launching tomorrow (May 15) at Erotico (461 Church St). Just in time for WorldPride, the student-run label produces skin-tight designs reminiscent of surfer gear - and the party hosts will be decked out in it! VIP packages are available online, and doors open at 9:30pm.


Unfortunately, Canadian retailer Jacob will soon be going under. All 92 of its stores will close in the next few weeks, meaning their remaining merchandise will be sold off at up to 50% off the retail price. Snag their reasonably-priced women's basics at any location (at even more reasonable prices) while you still can!

Photo by Jack Landau in the blogTO Flickr pool



SilverEdit / May 14, 2014 at 10:51 am
The Yorkdale expansion sounds like a positive for my family -- something for my daughter and something for me
Dimpy / May 14, 2014 at 11:59 am
Just called Jacobs on Bloor Street. Things that were already on sale are reduced by 40% and a few regular pieces are on sale for 30% off but they just got a lot of new stuff that's full price.
Stickler / May 14, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Yeah I was in Jacob recently and the deals were meh.
Sarah / May 14, 2014 at 10:58 pm
I know lots of ladies who won't shop at Jacob simply because they don't put mirrors in their changeroom stalls. This, however, conflicts with the continued success of Aritzia.
Nick Banerd / May 17, 2014 at 06:03 pm
Thanks for the shoutout on Addiction Apparel. We're an entirely student run, LGBT company based right here in Toronto. Check us out at

Our sister bodywear company, also student-run, has already launched @ We'll be sharing a booth at Pride, and our ad campaign hits the TTC next week.

Thanks for your support of student entrepreneurship! -Nick Banerd
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